God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers. Be happy about it! Be very glad! For a great reward … More MOTIVATE ME: Three Things to Remember When You’re Opposed
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7 ESV). When you are worried, don’t repress it, suppress it, or … More MOTIVATE ME: Fill Your Mind with God’s Word, Not Worry
How to Fix a Bad Decision The first step is to answer the following question: Was this bad decision a morally bad decision (right vs. wrong), or was it just a stupid bad decision? The way you deal with the bad decision will vary depending on your answer to that important question. How to … More MOTIVATE ME: How to Fix Bad Decisions
“And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19 NLT). We can be a hero one day and a zero the next day, a millionaire one day and bankrupt the next. No matter how much we … More MOTIVATE ME: Don’t Worry. Trust God!
“Examine yourselves to see if your faith is genuine. Test yourselves. Surely you know that Jesus Christ is among you; if not, you have failed the test of genuine faith” (2 Corinthians 13:5 NLT). An unexamined experience is worthless. There are people who are 50 years old who haven’t lived 50 years. They’ve lived one year … More MOTIVATE ME: Two Ways to Examine Your Experiences
“We will never turn our back on you; breathe life into our lungs so we can shout your name!” (Psalm 80:18 The Message) The Bible says, “We will never turn our back on you; breathe life into our lungs so we can shout your name!” (Psalm 80:18 The Message) Breathing is one of the few functions of your … More MOTIVATE ME: Let God Breathe New Life into Your Healthy Efforts
“But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength” (2 Timothy 4:17a NIV). The Bible encourages us to consider several things when we grapple with loneliness: First, focus on the needs of others. We can choose to turn our eyes toward other people, instead of staying focused on ourselves. And we can look for specific … More MOTIVATE ME: God’s Solution for Loneliness